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RGR30208 – Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)

Course Summary:

This qualification provides an introduction to the racing industry and allows for specialisation in sectors or roles, including stablehand (harness or thoroughbred), stud hand (breeding), track maintenance and racing administration.  Occupational licensing or registration requirements apply to this qualification in some states and territories. Users are advised to check with the relevant Principal Racing Authority in each State for current requirements.

Career Outcomes:

  • Stablehand



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time




60 months

30 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery

How to Apply:                     

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements:

  • Must be currently employed at a thoroughbred racing stable.

Fees and Charges:

  • Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements:

  • To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, a total of 22 units must be completed. When selecting units:
    • 12 CORE units;
    • 6 ELECTIVE units.

Core Units:

  • ACMEQU208      Manage personal health and fitness for working with horses
  • BSBWHS201       Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • RGRCMN203      Comply with racing industry ethics and integrity
  • RGRPSH201        Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
  • RGRPSH202        Assist with transportation of horses
  • RGRPSH207        Perform racing stable duties
  • RGRPSH211        Work effectively in the horse racing industry
  • RGRPSH301        Implement stable operations 
  • RGRPSH303        Organise and oversee transportation of horses
  • RGRPSH304        Identify factors that affect racehorse fitness and suitability to race
  • RGRPSH308        Provide first aid and emergency care for horses or other equines
  • RGRPSH309        Implement feeding programs for racehorses under direction

Elective Units:

  • ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • RGRPSH209 Attend horses at race meeting and trials
  • RGRPSH302 Supervise handling of horses
  • RGRPSH312 Transport horses by road 
  • RGRPSH401 Provide care and treatment of horses 
  • RGRPSH420 Participate in implementing racehorse exercise programs